Please make sure all your contact information (address, email, phone numbers) is up to date each season on the league website. Coaches and the organization use this information for communicating directly to parents.
Each player will be provided with a uniform shirt and hat with paid registration including fundraiser and a volunteer service check with completed volunteer service check form. Volunteer service checks and forms are collected at uniform pickup. Each team will be provided with 3 coaches hats and 3 coaches shirts (head coach and 2 assistant coaches). If more coach shirts or hats are needed they can usually be purchased directly from our uniform supplier at an additional cost.
The organization only orders the number of uniform shirts and hats that are needed for each season, we do not have any extra stock of shirts or hats. If you need to purchase a replacement hat or shirt please contact J&D Engraving and Awards on McClelland Rd in Canonsburg.
VOLUNTEER HOURS/SERVICE CHECK
Volunteer hours and volunteer service deposit checks are required each season on a per family basis not per player.
SPRING SEASON: Four (4) volunteer hours are required per family for the Spring season in order for your service check not to be cashed. One volunteer service deposit check of $125 per family will be required at uniform pickup along with a completed volunteer service check form.
FALL SEASON: Two (2) volunteer hours are required per family for the Fall season in order for your service check not to be cashed. One volunteer service deposit check of $50 per family will be required at uniform pickup along with a completed volunteer service check form.
Uniforms will not be handed out to anyone not providing a service check and a completed volunteer service check form. Volunteer service check forms can be printed from the link under the REGISTRATIONS tab on the league website.
Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the league website and/or sent via email. Some volunteer opportunity examples are working the concession stand, emptying all the facility garbage cans into the dumpster, Field Opening/Closing Days and other areas that may need volunteers requested by the board.
Volunteer service hours DO NOT count if the games are cancelled, in the event that your concession stand shift is cancelled for any reason you must sign up for another shift. To insure you receive volunteer credit when you work remember you must clearly SIGN THE SIGN IN SHEETS provided at each concession stand or volunteer event opportunity, please print your name and provide your player’s name.
To ensure you receive the proper volunteer credit you must sign up for the opportunity on the league website and SIGN THE SIGN IN SHEETS at the volunteer location by PRINTING your name and your player's name. The trash can shifts do not have sign in sheets but the empty trash cans are proof that the job was completed, if ALL the trash cans are not empty no credit will be given.
Head Coaches are given volunteer credit for the season but still need to provide a service deposit check at uniform pickup which will serve as a deposit check for the equipment and key card they receive from the organization. Once the equipment and key card are returned at the end of the season your check will be destroyed or returned. Head Coaches are given the volunteer credit because they attend the player draft, mandatory coaches/umpire meeting, are expected to help on field days, expected to help maintain the fields and are responsible for the league’s equipment all of which combined are worth 4 hours volunteer credit for the organization.
Families of an Instructional Level only player(s), meaning that you do not have any other children playing at any other level within CMYBA, DO NOT need to volunteer or provide a service check.
There is one fundraising fee per family not per player. This year the fundraiser is $120 which is paid up front when you register and you will receive a Lucky Lotto booklet at uniform pickup day. More details will be provided at uniform pickup.
Each player needs their own bat, glove, helmet, baseball pants, socks and cleats. Helmets with facemask are required at the Instructional, Shetland and Pinto levels, no player will be permitted to bat without a facemask in a practice or a game. Mouth guards, shirts with built in chest protection and protective cups are also suggested but not required for players. The color of pants and socks will be determined by the head coach after uniforms are selected at the player draft so you may want to wait to hear from your coach before purchasing game pants and socks. Most coaches choose white pants for games but may want the team to wear another color depending on your team's uniform shirt color.
Metal cleats are NOT permitted at the Instructional, Shetland, Pinto, Mustang and Bronco levels. Please check the AGE GROUP RULES & INFO tab for MAXIMUM bat barrel sizes for each level.
Before the start of each Spring season CMYBA holds a PLAYER EVALUATION for the players at the Pinto, Mustang and Bronco levels. This is not a tryout, this is just an opportunity to see each player's skill level so that when the teams are drafted we can try to have well balanced teams for the Spring season. Every player registered at the Pinto, Mustang and Bronco levels are required to attend one of the player evaluations and go through the evaluation which includes but not limited too batting, catching, throwing and running. Please bring a bat, helmet and glove to the evaluation. Evaluation dates and times will be communicated via the website and/or email.
Instructional, Shetland and Pony level players do not participate in the player evaluations.
6 year old Shetland players that would like to play up to the Pinto level must attend the designated tryout. No player will be permitted to play up without attending the tryout. The decisions by the evaluators after the tryout on whether a player will be permitted to play up to the Pinto level are final. Players must bring a glove, bat and helmet to the tryout. This is only available for the Spring baseball seasons.
CONTACT WITH COACH
Coaches are asked to stay in contact with their parents before and during the season. We ask that the parents notify their coach via text, email, phone call, SI Play APP or website when your player will not make it to a game or practice. Coaches volunteer a lot of time and expect every player to be at each game and practice unless they hear otherwise so if you are not able to make a game or practice please let them know ahead of time. Coaches not only need to have a batting lineup in place but a lot of them do their position rotation ahead of time because with all the position rotation rules at each level it can be tough to do during the game.
SI PLAY APP
Download the SI Play App for your smartphone, this is an easy way to communicate with your coach and team. It also has your team's schedule and will post any schedule changes if they happen.
RULES and INFORMATION
The rules and information for each level of play are listed under the AGE GROUP RULES & INFO tab on the CMYBA website. Please be sure to check the MAXIMUM bat barrel sizes for your player's level of play before purchasing a new bat.
VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED
Please remember that everyone involved with the league is a volunteer. The organization relies on volunteers everyday with everything league related and are always looking for more help. If you are interested in getting involved we'd appreciate any help, please contact a board member or your coach. Thank you!
The Board holds a General League Meeting every month, usually the second Sunday of the month. The date, time and place may vary month to month but are communicated via the website. Everyone involved with the organization is welcome to attend.
No refunds shall be given after the uniforms are ordered. A refund shall be given minus online transaction fees if a player resigns prior to ordering the uniforms. Uniforms are ordered right after the teams are selected at the player draft when registration ends.
The league does not schedule makeup games or practices for the coaches. Rainouts or cancelled games/practices are to be rescheduled by the coaches of the teams involved. Once the coaches agree on a date, field and time that is available they are to notify the Scheduling Director(Debbie Seckar) and the makeup game or practice gets scheduled. Please remember that your coaches put a lot of time into your team. It can be tough to reschedule games if the 2 coaches can't find a date that works for both trying to schedule around the currently scheduled games, other teams scheduled games, work, etc. The league schedules more than enough games that if a few get rained out and are unable to be rescheduled that it's still a good amount of games plus the playoffs for Pinto and above. Shetland usually gets about 10-12 games scheduled in a regular Spring season and Pinto, Mustang, Bronco usually has 12-14 games scheduled, depending when we can begin the season (April weather). Instructional level usually plays 1 game a week on Saturday mornings. The Fall regular season usually runs for 6 weeks with 2 games a week being scheduled for all levels, there is no Instructional level baseball in the Fall.
CMYBA sets up individual player and team pictures each Spring. Details will be sent out via email and the league website. Team picture schedule (once created) can be found under the PARENT'S INFO tab on the league website as well.
Any questions or concerns please contact your coach or a CMYBA board member.